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N.L. Shompole is a kenyan-born multi-platform artist. Her written and photographic works have been featured in various print and online publications including Rust + MothWords Dance PublicationThe Rising Phoenix Review, Maps for TeethInvitation Annual and Kinfolks Quarterly. In 2014 she was a participating artist of the Home Away From Home Project funded and made possible by the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. The resulting works were shown in various galleries and festivals across the San Francisco Bay Area including the Home Away from Home Festival and the Joyce Gordon Gallery.  She is also the author of a several poetry collections including the bestselling collection Lace Bone Beast: Poems & Other Fairytales for Wicked Girls. The collection uses folklore and fairytale motifs to explore femininity and the roles women occupy both in the past, and present.


LITERARY

POETRY COLLECTIONS & ANTHOLOGIES
2019 | [DIS]CONNECTED (3 poems & short story)
2017 | Lace Bone Beast: Poems & Other Fairytales for Wicked Girls
2015 | Phantoms as Euphemisms for Disaster
2014 | Heaven Water Blood
2014 | Anatomy of Surrender
2013 | Cassiopeia at Midnight

LITERATURE, POETRY & ESSAYS
2017 | Red Queen Literary Magazine
2017 | The Rising Phoenix Press
2017 | Rust + Moth
2016 | Two Cities Review
2016 | Vagabond City Literary Journal
2016 | Media Diversified Writers of Colour
2015 | The Rising Phoenix Press
2015 | Letters of Love Anthology
2015 | Words Dance Publishing
2015 | Brouhaha Magazine
2015 | The Writers Caravan
2015 | Maps for Teeth
2015 | Invitation Annual
2014 | Kinfolks Quarterly Vol 1
2013 | Studio Africa

VISUAL

ART &  ILLUSTRATIONS
2017 | Under the Rusted Sky
2017 | Eclipse
2017 | Dream Worker
2017 | The Birdwatcher’s Wife
2016 | Chaos Studies
2016 | The Lost Kingdoms

PHOTOGRAPHY
2015 | Modorland Part II | Project Red
2014 | Modorland Part I | Transplant
2014 | Konyek Quarterly 

EXHIBITIONS
2018 | YogaLove / Oakland / Solo
2016 | 111 Minna Gallery TrapxART / San Francisco / Group
2015 | Berkeley Art Center HERE! Artist Annual Exhibition / Berkeley / Group
2014 | Joyce Gordon Gallery / Oakland / Group
2014 | Life is Living Festival / Oakland / Group
2014 | Home Away From Home / Oakland / Group
2013 | Bereka Cafe / San Francisco / Solo

INITIATIVE

FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Shompole is also the founding editor of the budding independent journal and publishing press Kingdoms in the Wild, est. 2016 

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RECIPIENT

2014 | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Creative Home Away From Home honorarium // Project exploring migration & the East African Diaspora